Striations Everywhere Bear

By Bernard Laiwakete

Animal: Bear, Material: Jasper
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A stunning jasper Bear takes your breath away, as vertical, horizontal and diagonal natural striations are everywhere in this approximate 2 1/4" long, 1 1/4" tall and 1/2" wide turquoise-eyed fetish. One of the striations starts at the mouth area and runs through this bear, like a natural heartline. Heartlines represent the breath or essence of an animal and are usually inlaid from stone or shell into a fetish. When there's an organically occurring one such as this, they all the more special. Zuni Pueblo artist Bernard Laiwakete carved this gorgeous fetish.